Donate to help a child like Verity feel the excitement of Christmas

Every child should feel included at this very special time of year. Please give what you can.

Your monthly donation could help pay for a child who is deafblind to attend a Sense pre-school group with their parents.

£15 a month could help pay for a sensory disco kit, complete with glowsticks and sensory toys, so a child who is deafblind can experience the joy of a disco!

£10 a month could help pay for a set of musical bells, to be used in music therapy.

£20 a month could help pay for a one-to-one arts session, live or online, between an artist and a child who is deafblind.

Your donation could help pay for a Sense Christmas Family Day like no other, complete with amazing craft, baking and music activities.

£160 could help fund four activities at a Sense Christmas Family Day.

£70 could fill Santa’s sack with sensory toys for children who are deafblind.

£28 could fund an hour with a Sense specialist so a child can feel understood at Christmas.

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Verity has a rare genetic condition called CDKL5, which means she has limited control over her body, so she uses a wheelchair, and she’s visually impaired. She’s also non-speaking, and she often has seizures. 

Whatever you donate will make a huge difference

The difference a Sense Christmas Family Day can make

Sarah, Verity's mum, explains her family's experience of a family day.

"Sense’s Christmas family days are lovely because they have lots of different activities that make everyone feel included."

"There was a lovely Santa’s grotto, where all the children got to meet Santa. Verity was given a lovely gift that was a special sensory toy. It’s like a spinning light-up windmill."

"Getting appropriate gifts for Verity is something we often find hard as a family."

"With my other children, there’s always something they want. But for Verity, a lot more thought has to go into it. There’s not many cheap and cheerful things she would get much enjoyment from."

"So it meant a lot to get a special gift from Santa that she could actually enjoy."

"Having this support from Sense has helped us to make fun things accessible for Verity at Christmas and all year round. It makes all the difference."

You can also give us a call to donate: 0300 330 9257, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday, or donate a regular gift by text